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PEDCO. LLC is a Atlanta, Georgia based company which has recently teamed up with Mugen Denko for completing a common goal: marketing Hit-Air motorcycle jackets and vests in the U.S. The time couldn’t be better as gas prices lead to a record number of motorcyclists on our streets today and the risks grow directly proportional with those numbers. At its base, the idea is very simple, but must function impeccably. An apparently normal motorcycle jacket integrates an airbag system (around (...)
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No comment to this one guys! There are many changes this scooter girl hasn’t been riding for long, but it sure read all those articles about motorcycle safety and how important it is to wear your helmet. But what she apparently missed is the “helmet positioning lesson” as it fits the helmet completely wrong. See for yourself.

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Did you ever happen to buy something and have no inner piece until you put that product to the test? That is exactly what these guys are doing with the MotoAir Motorcycle Airbag Jacket and they actually prove a point.

Notice that the tests were highly benefic as at first there was no deployment and the problem could only be solved with support from the manufacturer. But once up and going, this jacket showed its life-saving potential.


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Due to the increased risks that British Troops take whilst on operations, they find it difficult adjusting to the risk thresholds of normal civilian life, particularly when on the road where they drive faster and more recklessly. In fact they are twice as likely to die on the road as civilians. Consequently, the British Army commissioned Golley Slater to create a campaign in an effort to alter the behaviour of British troops when they return home from active service.


Source: Masmoto
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After crashing its skull for six times, French designer Jérôme Coste took matters in its own hands. He submitted himself at creating the most interesting motorcycle helmets. Why interesting? The safety factor was a must (you wouldn’t want our designer to crash and have yet another cranial fracture) and the shape propel them back in the 1970s, when these kind of helmets used to be made.

Kind of funny as Jérôme Coste claims to have inspired by sci-fi movies, Japanese anime and a dash of Steve McQueen. So…they also seem to indicate future tendencies. One particular model lets displays the carbon fiber (clearly futuristic) while the other is worthy of the “Captain America” series back in the 1970s. Now everybody’s happy!

See how high-speed crashes can influence your creative work in a positive way? Even so, I suggest trying the helmets, not this method of creating them!

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In my opinion, there were kinds of motorcyclists: the ones that consciously swing the leg over the seat and think twice before opening the throttle (these being the ones that usually live happily ever after in the seats of their bikes) and the ones that can only think about hundreds of miles per hour and picking up chicks using their bikes (the young and inexperienced fellows).

Now, I must say that my opinion has been changed by this guy named Sherman who, although very young, it has the knowledge, passion and will to change something in this dramatic situation. Just listen to him.


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The number of motorcycle licenses has increased this summer, and there seems to be more inexperienced riders on the road. High gas prices have boosted sales of motorcycles and mopeds. But the appeal of the open road and more miles per gallon is carrying a sobering statistic, KMBC’s Bev Chapman reported. Ten percent of the people who died on Missouri highways last year were riding a motorcycle, state records show. On Tuesday, two men on motorcycles were injured in a collision at (...)

The number of motorcycle licenses has increased this summer, and there seems to be more inexperienced riders on the road.

High gas prices have boosted sales of motorcycles and mopeds. But the appeal of the open road and more miles per gallon is carrying a sobering statistic, KMBC’s Bev Chapman reported.

Ten percent of the people who died on Missouri highways last year were riding a motorcycle, state records show.

On Tuesday, two men on motorcycles were injured in a collision at Highways 291 and 58 in Cass County. The highway patrol said they were passing a line of cars and failed to see a truck making a left turn in front of them.

"Statistically, the highest accident rate is someone who learns from a relative, learns from a friend, or just tries to figure it out for themselves," said Claudia Mekins, who teaches motorcycle safety at Maple Woods Community College.

According to the Missouri Division of Motor Vehicles, there are about 9,000 more licensed motorcycle drivers in the state this year.

"I’ve had people say they never thought of riding a motorcycle before. They’re just doing it because of the gas," Mekins said.

But saving money means little if you are injured. Mekins said many of the people turning the keys on two-wheelers haven’t ridden since they were kids.

"When you’re 12, you bounce. When you’re 40, you don’t bounce. When you’re 12, you ride on dirt roads or in the back yard. When you’re 40, you’re on I-435. It’s serious," Mekins said.

There are several schools in the Kansas City area that offer motorcycle training classes.

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In what concerns this vicious circle determined by the increasing gas price, everybody does what it knows best. Bush is trying to keep gas numbers down (only that it doesn’t have any positive results), yesterday’s car drivers become today’s riders and the most important task – protecting people’s lives – falls in the hands of motorcycle producers.

One of the most notorious Japanese builders, Honda, has recently come up with this first demonstrative video having the intention of pointing out a bike’s performance with and without the anti-lock-braking system.

So they develop tests on wet or covered in sand surfaces with excellent results and if you are more of a non-thruster, there are also parallel demonstrations which clearly point out the way to go when choosing your bike’s brake system.

Experienced riders often say that the ABS takes a good part of a bike’s character and they don’t feel like being assisted when braking. That’s their opinion. If you’re a beginner I say the ABS leaves the best chances you’ll get out of a tricky situation with no dust on your new motorcyclist costume.(You know I just tried to make a nicer formulation there and things can go a whole lot worst).



Source: motoblog
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We are happy to see that authorities are reporting the continuously growing number of deaths on motorcycles and the fact that this is related to the reduced MPG on these kinds of vehicles. Also, they give advices of how you should choose the right bike to fit you and your needs, as well as the riding gear. Take the time and watch this video because it might save your life!


Source: Youtube

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